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COVID-19 19

1. We know that COVID-19 not only threatens life but also destroys our economy. By preventing us from working normally, it reduces our productivity, and therefore our wealth generation.

2. While we should try to reduce the threat to our health and life, we should also try to resuscitate our economy. We know that certain industries actually do better during the pandemic. Certainly, the gloves industry has prospered greatly. But the automotive industry has also done quite well. Proton and Perodua are good examples.

3. I think there are many other businesses and industries which may benefit from the constrains due to the pandemic.

4. If we examine the demands worldwide, we may be able to identify industries we can go into. Even the businesses which have suffered because of reduced demand may present opportunities if we study the causes of the reduction in demand.
5. The Oil and Gas industry has declined resulting in a decline in the parts and component industry. Some of the suppliers have closed shop. But Oil and Gas still needs the support of numerous suppliers. Better marketing systems may enable the surviving suppliers or new suppliers to meet the reduced demands.

6. The cost of doing business must be lower now. The reduced demand which causes the closure of industries, would also result in loss of jobs. Cost of labour at all level would diminish. Even raw material would cost less. In many countries wage-earners are willing to accept cuts in their salaries. And this include top executives.

7. If production cost is less then products too would cost less. Investments which need less capital should make some projects feasible.

8. Today all transactions, buying, selling and delivering are done online. This had made the market bigger. More business can be done with this bigger market. We know how Jack Ma of Ali Baba has achieved huge sales volume. We should go for the world market. We should not confine ourselves to local markets.

9. Modern agriculture can contribute much to meeting food needs, through increases in productivity. It can also create new sources of income for those who have lost jobs. Modern agriculture does not depend on the size of the land available.

10. It is time we go into mix farming instead of depending on just one crop. Malaysia is blessed with having just one season throughout the year. When others are unable to farm in the winter, we can continue without stoppage.

11. The Government has a role to play to revive the economy. During the pandemic revenue must decrease but Government will need to support the people with stimulus packages. For this the budget needs to be adjusted.

12. Bureaucratic processes should be minimised when new products or new systems are introduced.

13. We need to be serious about reviving the economy. This pandemic is not going to end soon.

14. The economy cannot depend on old normals. New normals must be established taking the restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

19 thoughts on “COVID-19

  1. HBT456 Nov 19,2020 2:21 PM

    JANGAN LUPA, WE ARE WHAT WE EAT TOO, YOU KNOW.

  2. HBT456 Nov 19,2020 2:16 PM

    BAD NEWS PON, IT CANNOT PLUNGE INTO 200 POINTS PLUS LIKE WHAT HAPPENED IN THE PAST.

    UNLESS, DEM SUCCEEDED IN ENACTING ‘AKTA KONGRES’ BY ISSUING AN EXECUTIVE ORDER TO CANCEL ALL STUDENTS’ HUTANG, I MEAN, MONTHLY SUBSIDIZED INSTALLMENT, OWNED BY THOSE STUDENTS WHO CANNOT, AND DO NOT WANT TO PAY JUST TO WIN THEIR VOTES IN 2024 PRESIDENCY ELECTION, THEN, I THINK KL BURSA MALAYSIA WILL PLUNGE INTO DEER RED TO 500 TO 800 POINTS, AND HARGA EMAS 99.9% SURE NAIK GILA ONE.

  3. Hajar Nov 19,2020 12:55 PM

    Salam Dearest Tun Dr. Mahathir,

    Deputy minister’s idea to print and distribute money ‘naive’, economist says

    https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2020/11/19/deputy-ministers-idea-to-print-and-distribute-money-naive-economist-says/

    Yeah, more money in circulation would make the Ringgit become valueless at some point.

    Prices of goods and services would be too high to be purchased by these ‘valueless / worthless money’.

    Printing more money is not the solution.

    Giving out free money / handouts is also not an effective solution to the current economic woes.

    Personally, I don’t believe in asking for free money / handouts (shameful) to lessen my burden. I would rather work than beg for free money.

    Those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic must be creative and find other means / ways to earn money. There’s no point blaming others or COVID-19 for their misfortune and hardships.

    P/S: Emergency is proclaimed in Batu Sapi Sabah to avoid having the by-election. The stock market is in the RED…bad news… 🙁

    Thank you Tun.

    – May Allah SWT bless Tun and family –

  4. HBT456 Nov 18,2020 5:16 PM

    https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/551467

    KTM TOO NEED NEW CAPITAL INJECTION SINCE WE KNOW VERY WELL FELDA FGV CANNOT HANDLE SUCH MEGA PROJECT ALL BY THEMSELVES.

    ADA KTM, ATAU TIDAK, IT WONT AFFECT THE MALAY DLL KAUM SINCE THEY CAN BUY MOTOSIKAL OR NATIONAL CARS AS MEAN OF CHEAPEST TRANSPORT.

    KTM IS THE WORST RAILWAY OPERATOR DUE TO RACISM, AND THIS IS THE HARD TRUTH.

  5. HBT456 Nov 18,2020 4:54 PM

    WHEN PA PICKED BY UMNO SUPREME COUNCIL WAS REPLACED BY THE 1ST LADY, DS ROSMAH MANSUR, EVERYTHINGS TURNRD UGLY, AND STARTED THE CANTAS PLAN IN WHICH I LEAST EXPECTED.

    CHINA’S BRI TOO IS A VICTIM OF AMERICAN, I MEAN, MALAYSIAN TRAP TOO.

    I AM NOT SURE THE TOKYO 2021 OLYMPIC SWIMMING POOL PLANNED IN S’WAK SUDAH BIKIN B’LUM UNDER YOUTH AND SPORT MINISTRY @PUTRAJAYA, I AM VERY SURE TOKYO OLYMPIC 2021 WILL GO ON TO SIGNIFY NEW NORM IN POST COVID PANDEMIC.

    WILL THE DREAM TO HOLD MINI OLYMIC BE NATIONALIZED UNDER 1 MALAYSIA AFTER YEARS OF PLANNING, I DONT KNOW, WHAT I KNOW IS SOME OF THE NEW PROPERTY LAUNCHES ADDED AN ‘OLYMPIC SIZE’ SWIMMING POOL IN THEIR FACILITIES UNDER STRATA TITLE OF BTO.

    ‘WHO’ MISLED ‘WHO’ SINCE ALL VVIPS ARE CHOSEN BY UMNO SUPREME COUNCIL OF WINNER TAKES ALL, LOOSER TAKES ALL?

    BLAME GAME IS ON.

    WHO WILL BE THE CHOSEN ONES ON THE KICKED OUT THIS TIME, TWINPEAKS?

    INI KENA TANYA MACC DAN AG@PUTRAJAYA.

  6. twinpeaks Nov 18,2020 1:13 PM

    Covid and Crooks.

    DSN says that he was misled by his Malaysian friend into believing that money deposited into his accounts for mainly political (and no doubt also personal) purpose, was completely political donation from the Saudi kingdom, not 1MDB. Whether we are to believe this to be the actual truth is also a political decision in itself. All depends on which side the person we are talking about.

    But for neutrals like myself, I tend to think that there some truth to this.

    After all, it must be remembered that the Chinese race are by nature the biggest crooks in the history of mankind. In general, that is.

  7. HBT456 Nov 18,2020 8:38 AM

    WHY NOT ISSUE GOVERNMENT BONDS TO RAISE CAPITAL FROM RIVATE BANKS OR BANKERS THAT HAVE LICENSE TO OPERATE ON THE SOIL OF MALAYSIA TO RUN THE INFRA-STRUCTURE BASED ON QUALITY AND COST EFFICIENCY, NOT BASE ON CANTAS-MENCANTAS POLICY KERANA WINNER TAKES ALL?

    WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT, ‘FOSSIL FUEL’ IS A THING OF PAST IN THE NEXT 10 TO 20 YEARS DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE.

    EVEN USA CANNOT STOP THIS WITH ‘TO MAKE AMERICA FIRST POLICY’ SINCE THEIR LAND TOO HAVE NATURAL DISASTERS AND FOREST FIRE THAT THEY CANNOT SOLVE UNTIL TODAY NO MATTER HOW THEY SHIFTED THE BLAME TO OTHERS.

    WHEN USA DECIDED TO RE-USE QE AND CAPITAL CONTROL VIA SANCTIONS, TRADE TARRIF, PULL-OUT, MILITARY ACTION AND HUMAN RIGHTS, THE CONSEQUENCES WILL MAKE USD LESS FAVORED IN GLOBAL ECONOMY.

    MALAYSIA TOO HAD GONE THROUGH THIS STAGE, AND AKHIRNYA, BN TERTUMPANG WITH THE GUESSING GAME OF MANA RM2.6 BILLION, TO BE EXACT, MANA USD700 MILLION HAD GONE TO EVEN PAC HAD SET UP.

    KINI EPF WANTS TO SELL OFF ASSETS JUST TO RAISE CASH OR BUY TABUNG HAJI ASSET, I WONDER?

  8. HBT456 Nov 18,2020 7:56 AM

    https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/551371

    WHY NOT CONVERT STATE PENCEN KWAP PAHANG INTO EPF FIRST TO PREVENT POWER STRUGLING WITHIN PARTI-PARTI MELAYU BUMIPUTRA MUSLIM DAN PAS MELAYU MUSLIM THAT MADE MALAYSIA LESS FAVORED IN SEA, DS SERI NAJIB BIN RAZAK MOHAMMAD?

    AS FOR ZAKAT TABUNG, WHY NOT REPLACE MELAYU MUSLIM WITH CHINESE OR INDIA MUSLIM, KAN SAMA-SAMA PUN MUSLIM DI MALAYSIA WALAUPUN FROM DIFFERENT NEGERI?

    IF CANNOT, THEN, DS NRM ALSO TARAK LAYAK TO NEGOTIATE JUGAK WALAUPUN CUCU DINAMAKAN ADAM.

    THIS COVID PANDEMIC WILL PASS, AND MALAYSIANS TOO WILL EMERGE STRONGER WHEN COMES TO THEIR VOTING RIGHT TO PROTECT THEIR SOVEREIGN WEALTH ALSO BASED ON RULE OF LAW, BUKAN HUKUM HUDUD ALLAH.

  9. HBT456 Nov 17,2020 11:17 PM

    AH MOI INI ORANG BIASA, SO IT WONT HURT ME WHEN MUSATO KATA I BUSUK SINCE I HAVE NO INTENTION TO REPLACE HIS RACE SINCE RACISM AND EXTREMISM ARE VERY MUCH ALIVE IN HERE WHEN COMES TO THEIR PORTFOLIO ALA KEK PULUT.

    KACA PUN ADA DIFFERENT GRADES NOT TO MENTION DIAMONDS.

    WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPENED, THERE MUST BE GOOD REASONS WHY THEY HAPPENED.

    ADAKAH ITU COVER UP, KORUPSI, POWER ABUSE, EXCHANGE OF FAVOR, LOBBY OR WANG POLITIK?

    ONLY THEY THEMSELVES KNOW.

    TAK NAK TAKPA, TAPI JANGAN FETNAH YANG BUKAN-BUKAN.

  10. musato Nov 17,2020 7:04 PM

    Assalamualaikum Tun.

    Kembali ke tahun 2009. Setelah setahun chedet blog wujud.

    Saya balik kampung tanya tok perempuan saya. Kenapa saya rasa pelik tok?

    Kenapa saya tahu nama Tok Pulau Manis yang dah 300 tahun lepas? Tokku Paloh tok?

    Saya tolong Mahathir tok.

    Betullah tu, kata tok saya, sambil dia sigung toki saya disebelah. Ni cucu mu ni..tapi toki saya diam je.

    Saya beritahu toki saya, mahathir beritahu semua orang. Tapi toki saya geleng geleng kepala je (semacam bermaksud diam diam sudahlah) Tetap tak bersuara walau sepatah. Sampai toki saya meninggal.

    Tapi tok perempuan saya, tanya saya Mahathir tu keluarga kita ke?

    Maksud keluarga di sini adalah sama keturunan kita ke?

    Saya kata takkanlah sama. Mahathir asal usul keluarganya dari India. Kita bukan dari situ.

    Tapi sebenarnya saya terfikir jugak apa kaitannya saya tolong Tun Mahathir? Kenapa? Kenapa seperti telah diaturkan?

    Awalnya saya tulis sebab nak balas budi Tun Mahathir dan kerana menjaga nama baik keturunan dan Terengganu.

    Tapi saya tak jumpa sebab apa dan atas hubungan apa ia berlaku.

    Tapi semalam bila saya dengar ceramah berkenaan Raja yang hebat dari Kerala India, barulah saya boleh hubungkan kaitan zaman silam dengan masa kini (10 tahun terakhir 2008-2018).

    Raja hebat dari Kerala India telah pergi ke Mekah kerana dikatakan ada seorang Nabi disana iaitu Nabi Muhammad saw dan telah memeluk Islam di sana.

    Kisah ini berkait dengan peristiwa mukjizat Rasulullah saw belah bulan.

    Beliau mangkat ketika mahu pulang ke Kerala – boleh dengar kisahnya di link yang telah diberikan.

    Ia adalah kaitan dengan gen kepimpinan yang diwarisi.

    Terima kasih Tun.

  11. musato Nov 17,2020 6:37 PM

    Assalamualaikum Tun.

    Apa amoi merepek ni. Amoi banyak busuk.

  12. twinpeaks Nov 17,2020 4:42 PM

    Post-Pandemic economy.

    The way I see it, pretty much a lot will go back to normal after the vaccines are available in the country. It may be convenient buying online and cheaper too, but you can’t beat going down to the shops just for the sake of it. Or meeting up with friends face-to-face for a drink. But truly, the pandemic movement controls have been devastating for businesses everywhere. In the small town where I am based outside of Kota Kinabalu, the last town before the uphill montane drive towards Mount Kinabalu, the local tamu ground is still without its weekly bustle of farmers and artisans selling their produce from surrounding hills and valleys, and I am just wondering for how much longer can people survive under such conditions. Adding to misery, just a couple of weeks ago, the local river was completely submerged under 15 feet of water gushing down from the mountains, the river road bridge invisible, and the river water almost within touching distance of the town’s famed tall suspension bridge. The hurricane season of the Western Pacific is still on but just the tail of the winds brushing Sabah @Land below the wind.

    The vaccines’ arrival is long-awaited.

  13. Sri Sense Nov 17,2020 2:22 PM

    GOOD EVENING TUN M!

    Yes setuju part O&G industries. Sebab hubby pun kerja O&G industries. Kecil aje company tempat dia kerja. Bagi support sahaja. Bukan big main con atau sub con. But sesape saja nak jadi supplier or contractor kena register dulu dengan PETRONAS, which is good bukan bad.

    As I sebut earlier, sekarang ambil order, hantar pakai delivery services, at times clients datang opis ambil sendiri barang. Pernah sekali last year pi Kerteh dengan bossnya naik GRAB car. Mahal juga kosnya. Mereka berdua bukanlah muda lagi.

    I think for semua gals and guys yang biasa pergi outstation, memang income kureng. Sebab kalau keluar outstation ada allowance, duduk hotel company bayar, makan minum company tanggung, flight ticket company tanggung. Less income bukan tiada income langsung. Less sale bukan tiada sale langsung. Almaklumlah musim COVID19.

    And for some companies yang tutup, usually company kecil yang baru nak bertapak. Most of the time, companies ini tak doing well sebelum COVID-19. So bila jadi COVID-19 tutup business terus. But bukan takleh berniaga lagi, cuma kena lebih kreatif dalam keadaan yang lagi mencabar.

    I ingin mengambil kesempatan ini untuk ucapkan terima kasih pada Abang Din dan team PN. I sebenarnya ada masaalah dengan SSM. I dah minta tutup company ini 10 tahun yang lalu tapi entah macam mana boleh sangkut. Tadi SSM beritahu company ini dah ditutup oleh department SSM, cuma nak clear makan masa sikit. I cuma kesian kat anak2 I, nama mereka pun sangkut sama. Terima kasih sekali lagi Abang Din, my PM.

  14. sibotak Nov 17,2020 2:08 PM

    Perhaps Covid makes us realize there are too much Greed in this World
    Human with their never ending unlimited wants
    Covid knocks our head to see things

    Ozone getting thinner
    North Pole melting
    Many new uncertain climate changes
    We bring down the forests
    We contaminate Nature
    We destroy the World by Wars
    We consented the Evils to rule
    We allowed ourselves to be blinded by The Untrue
    Fooled by The West Media Lies that killed
    The End Say
    We are still proud by the Technology we invent that actually destroyed the World, Destroyed us gradually, unknowingly

    Jack Ma, Bill Gates are still poor
    They are still searching for their never ending Dreams & Wants
    If they are Rich , They stop searching
    Rich people do not seek, dig nor search
    So what is enough or How much is Rich ?

    Mr Covid helps us to take a time to think

  15. HBT456 Nov 16,2020 11:00 PM

    MUNGKIN MUSATO LEBIH SELESA BERBANDINGKAN DIRI SAMA DENGAN KERALA, INDIA, IAITU MAKAN GAJI BURUH KIRAAN SEHARIAN TANPA BAYAR ZAKAT, KENAPA TAK BERHIJRAH KE KERALA PAKAI PERAHU, MUSATO?

    PAKAI DUIT KAFIR BINA MOSQUE ADALAH HARAM.

    PAKAI PRODUK VAKSIN KAFIR ADALAH HARAM JUGAK.

    PAKAI PRODUK TECHNOLOGI KAFIR PUN HARAM JUGAK.

    PAKAI DUIT KAFIR DIPEGANG KAFIR PUN HARAM JUGAK.

    KERJA DENGAN SYARIKAT KAFIR BINA ISKANDAR DAN MEDINA KORIDOR PUN HARAM JUGAK.

    PAKAI DUIT KAFIR BINA BOMB TO BOMB KAFIR ADALAH DOSA BESAR KEPERIMANUSIAAN, COMMON SENSE, BUKAN?

  16. musato Nov 16,2020 9:56 PM

    Assalamualaikum Tun.

    Mungkin Tun berminat nak tahu sejarah Kerala India dari penceritaan yang berlandaskan dari kisah Al Quran.

    https://www.facebook.com/abukhadijahofficial/videos/285021142663489/

    Terima kasih Tun.

  17. HBT456 Nov 16,2020 9:35 PM

    https://www.thestartv.com/v/kuala-krai-mp-ban-all-entertainment-activities-that-are-against-islamic-laws

    THIS PAS MP IS INDIRECTLY SAYING PUTRAJAYA MUST BAN ALL ENTERTAINMENT ACTIVITIES, ANOTHER RUBBER STAMP POLITICAL PARTY USING OFFICIAL RELIGION, JANJI ABU.

    TO PAS, THEY TOO DONT CARE HOW THE MONEY WAS LAUNDERED VIA 1MDB SCANDAL, ALL THEY CARE IS PUTRAJAYA AND KL BELONG TO THEM, YOU ALL BUKAN MUSLIM CANNOT SENTUH, JIKA TIDAK, THEY WILL PROTEST JUST LIKE WHAT UMNO RED SHIRT DID IN THE PAST.

    WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT, VACCINES WHEN AVAILABLE, IT IS NOT UP TO UMNO BARU, PAS, PKR AND AMANAH TO CALL THE SHOT, IT IS UP TO MOH TO DECIDE WHETHER TO SUBSIDIZE THE COST IN PRIVATE OWNED, STATE OWNED AND FEDERAL OWNED HOSPITALS TO MAKE IT AFFORDABLE TANPA PILIH KASIH.

    DO NOT TALK ABOUT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY WHEN THEY STILL WANT TO USE THE OFFICIAL RELIGION TO EXPLOIT THE NON MALAY BUMIPUTRA MUSLIM TO WORK HARDER AND LONGER FOR THEM TO MAKAN ANGIN SINI SANA BY BUILDING MORE MOSQUES.

    OBVIUOSLY, OTHER RELIGION WILL ALSO USE THE SAME POLITICAL REASON TO SELL AND DEVELOP THEIR STATE LAND VIA BUILDING GRAND HOUSE OF WORSHIP SO THAT THEY TOO CAN GET RICH OVERNIGHT, AND CAN MAKAN ANGIN SINI SANA.

    DEMOCRACY TOO HAS A PRICE TAG, IT CANNOT BE FOREVER IN A POSITION OF MAKAN GAJI BUTA BECAUSE THEY ARE MUSLIM, CATHOLICS DLL RELIGIONS, THATS WHY THEY DESERVE HIGHER GAJI, BENEFITS AND ALLOWANCE.

    PICK YOUR CHOICE SINCE WE HAVE PRU IN EVERY 5 YEARS.

  18. twinpeaks Nov 16,2020 7:29 PM

    Sounds like a wish list Tun.

    Good luck.

  19. Fariq Islam Nov 16,2020 4:26 PM

    Assalamualaikum, Tun.

    Tun is right that while Covid poses threats and detriments to our economy, it provides opportunities for the country and Rakyat to take advantage on.

    What the Government should do –
    . Identify areas of opportunities
    . Open up licensing
    . Do not restrict licensing like what happens to logistics industry
    . Request banks to loosen loan provision criteria
    . Most importantly, cut down red tape/bureaucracy at government agencies

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